Steve Murray

Steve Murray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Total Reviews:
230

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 230
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C- 39% Men in Black II (2002) " Here, director Barry Sonnenfeld continues to drift along with the same arrogant laziness that made his Wild Wild West worthy of inclusion in a time capsule honoring Hollywood's worst tentpole product." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 2, 2002
C+ 71% Made (2001) " With both movies and TV constantly mining mob life for script fodder, Made never comes up with a new twist on the material." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 18, 2002
B- 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 19, 2001
B+ 65% Bread and Roses (2001) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2001
B+ 64% O (2001) " One of the most emotionally effective versions of Othello yet." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 30, 2001
C- 45% Jeepers Creepers (2001) " Bad title; bad horror flick." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 30, 2001
B 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " A raunchy blast that's as smart as it is dumb." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 23, 2001
B+ 83% The Others (2001) " An old-fashioned, goose-pimply movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 9, 2001
B 47% The Princess Diaries (2001) " Gooey, glossy and girly, it's also a sweet and charming Cinderella story." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 2, 2001
C 12% Original Sin (2001) " It's both overripe and juiceless." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 2, 2001
C+ 45% Planet of the Apes (2001) " The movie isn't interested in scoring any genuine cultural points; it just recycles second-hand social cliches while biding time for the big chases and generic action scenes." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 26, 2001
C 68% Legally Blonde (2001) " The plot follows such an obvious arc, the movie feels half-hearted, a lost opportunity." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 12, 2001
B- 44% Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001) " Great animation, third-rate plot, but it still appeals to the geek within." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 10, 2001
C 15% Scary Movie 2 (2001) " More boos-and-body-fluid yucks from the Wayans brothers." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 3, 2001
B 54% Cats & Dogs (2001) " Maybe not purrfect, but tail-waggingly fun." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 3, 2001
B+ 73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) " A film to see with friends. You'll want to talk about it afterward." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 28, 2001
B- 53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) " Even if your life doesn't revolve around your carburetor, the movie is a kicky guilty pleasure." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 21, 2001
C+ 10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) " Veers unsteadily from believable caper to overblown cartoon." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 31, 2001
C+ 58% The Luzhin Defence (2001) " When Luzhin's old chess teacher shows up, the movie becomes a slow-motion wreck." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 18, 2001
A- 91% Panic (2000) " It's less the plot than the texture that makes the film such an engaging surprise." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 17, 2001
B 96% With A Friend Like Harry (2001) " It's a dry, cool character study that's primarily an exercise in tonal control - neither very funny nor very scary, but unnerving in a slow-burn way." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 7, 2001
C+ 33% One Night at McCool's (2001) " A case of having your cheesecake and eating it, too." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 26, 2001
C- 14% Driven (2001) " A loud, frantic racing commercial." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 26, 2001
A- 62% The Claim (2000) " A moody, mesmerizing tale of attempted redemption, bursting with unexpected images." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 19, 2001
C+ 11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) " A mild, sometimes achingly obvious throwback to the 1986 original." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 19, 2001
C- 28% Kingdom Come (2001) " A mediocre sitcom writ large." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 12, 2001
C+ 31% 102 Dalmatians (2000) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 9, 2001
B- 55% Blow (2001) " Won't blow you away, but it's a highly watchable morality tale." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 5, 2001
B 63% The Brothers (2001) " Often funny, often wise and often raunchy." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2001
B- 67% American Psycho (2000) " A visually chilly but often very funny satire of American greed and conspicuous consumption." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 21, 2001
B+ 55% Hamlet (2000) " A moody and compelling update of Shakespeare's classic." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 9, 2001
C+ 46% The Caveman's Valentine (2001) " A work whose visual assurance is undercut by a script that's sometimes as ludicrous as it is ambitious." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2001
A- 56% The Mexican (2001) " A terrific ensemble comedy-adventure about guns, messy relationships and dusty El Caminos." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2001
D 14% 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) " A bloody, tedious mess." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 22, 2001
C- 20% Monkeybone (2001) " A lot of eye-catching costumes and effects in search of a plot. And, often, basic coherency." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 22, 2001
B+ 73% Before Night Falls (2001) " A visually arresting, well-acted biopic that would be better in Spanish." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2001
C+ 16% Sweet November (2001) " A passable, soggy valentine." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 15, 2001
B- 39% Hannibal (2001) " Anthony Hopkins returns in silken, menacing form in the role that earned him an Oscar." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 8, 2001
C- 78% The Pledge (2001) " Drags us through dark places, without convincing us it's a journey worth taking." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2001
B 73% Snatch (2001) " It's the actors' conviction, no matter how bloody or ridiculous the plot turns, that gives the movie much of its loony humor." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2001
A 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) " So good, it reminds you how the best films transport you to another world." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2001
A- 77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) " Mixing dark humor with high spirits, the brothers take some wild risks that pay off surprisingly well." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2001
B 73% Finding Forrester (2000) " A well-acted, if overly familiar, tale of an unlikely friendship." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 22, 2000
C+ 63% Chocolat (2000) " It wants to be as tasty as a homemade batch of fudge, but it plays more like a Hershey bar off the conveyor belt." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2000
B 85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) " Often feels less like a Disney product than a loving salute to the snappy Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1940s, mixed with the off-the-cuff satire of Aladdin and Hercules." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 14, 2000
9% The Skulls (2000) " The Skulls is shot and edited with enough verve to make you forget what a load of junk it is." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Hollow Man (2000) " Hollow Man was met by hollow laughter from mocking audience members." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
C+ 68% Titus (1999) " It's all plot twists and shock tactics, without the poetry and resonance of Shakespeare's later work." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Coyote Ugly (2000) " Coyote Ugly is profoundly stupid, earnestly inept at conveying a story and hellbent on wallowing in its shallow emotional manipulations." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Fight Club (1999) " Along with the superior technical work, the movie shows off its three leads at their best." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) " Too bad writer-director Lucas left out the gee-whiz enthusiasm of the original movies. He also left out memorable characters. He left out the fun." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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